Your honeymoon will always remain one of the most special and cherished moments of your life. And nothing better than a romantic destination to heighten the mood for love and enjoy one another’s company to the hilt. Depending on your personal tastes, you could find anything from an exotic Middle Eastern country, sun-kissed island or a European ski-resort to a jungle safari, a historical destination or a region off-the-beaten path ‘perfectly romantic’. Still, there are five special destinations that have the endorsement of couples and promise unforgettable memories.
A classic choice, Paris is a lovers’ paradise for eternity. It is small yet its avenues and boulevards are wide, allowing you to lock hands with you partner as you explore its arrondissements. Stroll under the early 19th century covered walkway, Passages des Panoramas, scattered with restaurants, bars, boutiques and toy shops. Book a guided night tour of the Eiffel Tower and cap off your visit with a glass of champagne from the Champagne Bar atop the tower.
It’s tough to feel romantic if you’re starving! Dig into French delicacies at a cafe terrace or an intimate restaurant housed in a historic building – the choices in romantic dining places is excellent, so you never have to settle for a fast food outlet. Sail down the Seine or walk along it and venture to the surrounding gardens, palaces and markets, which are among the most sensual and charming in the city.
Bali’s popularity as a honeymoon destination is on the rise, and for good reason. It packs romance, adventure and natural beauty in a compelling package that you and your partner will surely appreciate.
Everywhere you go, you are greeted by stunning mountain vistas, including the volcanic Mont Batur, which offers some of the island’s best views from gazebo restaurants on the surface of Lake Batur. The beautiful sunset at the Uluwatu sea temple and traditional kecak dance are sought-after among couples as are the safaris, beaches (including the beach jacuzzis at Tegal Wangi) and the unspoilt Tamblingan Lake where many a pre-wedding photoshoots have taken place.
Island-hopping in Greece is on the bucket list of many, particularly honeymooners. The country’s dizzying array of attractions – from beaches and ancient ruins to volcanic features, classic landmarks, monasteries and taverns – will take you months to explore. Practically speaking, you want to scan through the inhabited islands and decide which one is for you. As far as romantic vibes go, our pick is Santorini.
Santorini is a famous sunset spot, with couples arriving in strategic spots to see the sprawling Aegean Sea shimmering in the golden light of the evening sun. As the village of all white painted houses is perched on a cliff side, the sunset is even more dramatic and extremely romantic. You can also watch the sun go down from a restaurant rooftop as you and your partner sip on your favorite drink!
If you thought a Schengen visa was purposeful just for engineering students and business travellers, think again! Germany is filled with romantic spots that you may not find elsewhere. Kick off your romantic vacation by staying at a castle hotel in a medieval castle where you can live like an aristocrat and dine at on-site candlelight restaurants.
Drive down the Romantic Road in Bavaria, a stunning route that goes past the Franconian wine country and ends at the foothills of the Alps. Among the best stops along the road are Rothenburg (Gothic and Renaissance architecture, medieva churches and the site of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Neuschwanstein (19th century palace that inspired Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle), and Bad Mergentheim (spa town famous for its restorative mineral springs and baths). If you want to go clubbing, let your hair down at a disco or have a blast at an offbeat party location, Berlin and Hamburg will undoubtedly satiate you!
Namibia, South Africa
Namibia is one of the foremost stargazing destinations in the world. Even if you can’t tell an Ursa Major from an Omega Centauri, it doesn’t matter because what is more romantic than relaxing under a marvellously starry night in a country with low air pollution and negligible light pollution?
Scenic nature views abound, whether you’re camping at a desert or observing wild animals at a natural park. The landscape is rugged, verdant and picturesque. Thanks to Namibia’s low population density, you’re unlikely to feel overwhelmed and sure to enjoy the highest levels of privacy.
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